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oblvnnwtnjhn
Spencer Crawford

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Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 21, 2022 01:11PM

Since the TRW L2142CF pistons have long since been discontinued, are there any off the shelf pistons that can be machined to work or will I need to have custom made pistons?

I have a call in to Woody Cooper at the Wedge Shop, hoping he can educate me what my options are.


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Carl Floyd
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 21, 2022 06:08PM

I would also call Mark LaGrou at D&D.

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oblvnnwtnjhn
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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 22, 2022 08:58AM

Per Phil Baker 266 recipe, he used TRW Ford 170 +30 pistons, I wonder what the difference is between the TRW and these Silvolites 170 +30?

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In regards to Mark, he is too difficult to work with, and many find that to be true. It's like he doesn't want the business.


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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: April 22, 2022 12:18PM

Interesting that YOU found D&D difficult to work with. I found them knowledgeable and accommodating to share information and responsive to my questions. Just my opinion and experience. I would have no hesitation to interact with them(Mark) in the future.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 22, 2022 01:50PM

No them any longer. Dan LaGrou passed away back in February.


oblvnnwtnjhn
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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: oblvnnwtnjhn
Date: April 22, 2022 02:27PM

I am not the only one that has found him difficult, customer's, symbiotic competitors and colleagues. I will leave it at that.
Woody seems to agree he thinks the Silvolite 170 30+ should work since same bore as 215/TRW 170.

I will let the machinist assess and go from there.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2022 06:14PM by oblvnnwtnjhn.


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 22, 2022 03:11PM

Mark is indeed something of a "Character".
And that's all I'm sayin.

Jim



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 23, 2022 09:18AM

Yes, he is, but aren't we all?

I have gotten along with him well over the phone & in person.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 23, 2022 09:31AM

Quote:
the Silvolite 170 30+ should work since same bore as 215/TRW 170.

I'd be double checking the compression height.


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Buick 266 stroker
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 18, 2022 12:11PM

Or, use a 4.6L crank ? One piece Viton rear seal, ( counterbore seal area of 215 block), to fit. This crank will regrind to a
3.300" stroke. Why bother with a 215" block ? Many 4L and 4.6L 's available.
Good Luck, Art.


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